These are some of the top rated pubs and clubs in Manchester.
Cinnabar is one of the UK\'s most sensational venues screaming glamour and luxury from the very moment you walk through the door. On the ground floor is a fantastic restaurant specialising in Asian cuisine cooked by world renowned chefs. The first floor, accessed by a stylish staircase is the Cinnabar, an oasis of luxury, breathtaking even, just minutes away from Piccadilly Station in the city centre. A GBP 4.5 million transformation mixing gorgeous Asian antiques with ultra modern architecture makes cinnabar one of, if not, the most spectacular bar in the whole of Manchester. If you are looking to be impressed, a visit to Cinnabar will not let you down!
Cloud 23 is one of Manchester\'s swankiest bars located on the 23rd floor of the Hilton Hotel on Deansgate. With breathtaking views of Manchester, both at day and night, the bar is well worth a visit. You will be welcomed on the ground floor where you will be escorted via an express lift to the 23rd floor of Beetham Tower. The bar is very popular and it is advisable to book in advance. Once you have arrived at the bar, you will be greeted by smart and professional staff that will be more than willing to take your order. You can then sit back and relax, sipping one of the many cocktails on offer, adoring the magnificent view of the city of Manchester and far beyond. Cloud 23 is a fairly expensive bar, but prides itself of elegance and style and is definitely worth a visit for all visitors to Manchester.
Odd Bar is located in the heart of Northern Quarter, Manchester?s trendy bar area which is a must go for any visitors to Manchester. Upon entering Odd Bar, free entry of course, the first thing you will notice is the vibrant and electric atmosphere. Odd exhibits new a new collection of art from the best local up and coming artists Manchester has to offer and take a visit downstairs and you will have the full movie experience with a giant cinema screen projecting all kinds of film work. Odd Bar offers live music and DJs but for when the music isn?t being performed in front of your eyes, there is a classic jukebox allowing you to listen to your all time favourites. The bar has an excellent food menu and is a great place to visit for dinner and stay until late! A visit to Odd Bar should definitely be on the cards when in Manchester?s trendy Northern Quarter and your visiting experience will be made an unforgettable one by the friendly and fun staff which will make your night a special one to remember.
Lammars bar is a real gem in the city of Manchester located in the Northern Quarter. Lammars has won Best Bar in Manchester for the last two years and is one of the busiest bars in town. The bar sits in what once was a textile factory and has now been converted into an ultra modern lounge bar, perfect for any night out. With an interesting array of objects and the clever interior design, this bar really will take your breath away. Lammars offers a welcoming environment with luxury seating and unique interior, you will enjoy every moment of your visit. Open daily from midday you will experience the best of live bands, female vocalists and in house resident DJ?s. There is also something going on at Lammars, so get down there and check it out for yourself!
Walrus is a vibrant and colourful bar located in the city?s Northern Quarter with a laid back approach, perfect for a relaxing drink after a long hard day. Spread over two floors, this funky and very popular bar is an instant hit with visitors, featuring interior design imported from all across the globe. The bar offers a wonderful array of colour to light up your day after a long day of shopping, so just sit back, kick off your shoes and enjoy the unique atmosphere in one of Manchester?s most unusual pubs.
Apotheca bar is a newly opened bar in housed in a listed building which is full of character and really adds to the unique atmosphere the bar creates. Decorated in a modern and contemporary design, the bar adds a bit of antique twing using the old pharmacy cabinets, an original feature before the building was transformed into a fantastic bar in the Northern Quarter. Apotheca is a real gem and has a huge range of alcoholic drinks, meaning a fantastic night ahead!
Offering a wide range of British and international beers and a fine collection of wines combined with the only table service bar in the Northern Quarter, Simple is a truly magnificent bar. A full food menu is also offered throughout the day and served until they close. A contemporary bar, Simple is a perfect choice for a relaxing drink with friends.
Hard Rock Cafe Manchester is the largest Hard Rock in the UK, located in the very heart of the city centre in the entertainment complex, The Printworks. With a capacity holding of 450 and a selection of over 150 cocktails, the cafe is the perfect place for a great night out. Hard Rock has a fantastic collection of authentic music memorabilia, showcased on the cafe walls for all to enjoy. The bar also sells music merchandise including uniquely designed clothing by music greats! The cafe also has themed nights based on the performing act at the M.E.N. Arena which is just a five minute walk away, perfect for an unofficial after party. If you want a ?rocking? night out, a visit to Hard Rock Cafe in the Printworks is a must!
The Restaurant Bar & Grill is a contemporary restaurant in the heart of the city of Manchester. Combining a restaurant on the upper floor and a bar on the lower ground, this really is a place where you can start and finish your great night out, without the need to leave once! The restaurant offers a traditional British menu with an Asian and European twang thrown in. The bar offers a lively atmosphere and the service received is always fantastic by the friendly and charismatic bar team. With an in house DJ playing all the latest sounds, The Restaurant Bar & Grill offers a warm and friendly atmosphere, perfect for a great night out in the heart of the city.
Waxy O?Connor?s is a very popular Irish themed pub located in The Printworks entertainment complex featuring 3 bars with 9 separate areas which are hosted over 4 levels all interlinked by a series of mythical staircases. All 9 areas of the pub have their own individual style, each permitting a different persona creating a unique and friendly atmosphere which continues throughout the whole pub. The interior of the pub is unusual in itself, varying over the three floors with the most prominent feature being a 250 year old tree, especially imported from where other than Ireland. Also featuring in the interior of the pub is the gothic timber bar in the 300 capacity Church Bar and the stained glass windows which cannot be missed and create a wonderful sight! Waxy O? Connor?s is a very popular bar in the heart of Manchester and a visit is highly recommended.
Viva Brasil is located on the ground floor of the Bem Brasil on Deansgate and is the first Cachacaria Bar in the city centre of Manchester which serves some of the best cocktails the city has to offer. The bar is open ?til late, boasting live music every weekend with space for up to 150 guests. Viva Brasil brings the very best of Brazilian culture and its very flamboyant citizens to the very heart of Manchester with a guaranteed carnival atmosphere. A visit to the bar ensures that you cannot leave without the ultimate Brazilian signature cocktail ? The Caipirinha. Best served ice cold it is made of lime, sugar cane and cachaca and no visit to the bar is complete without it. So if you?re looking to star in your very own carnival parade, a visit with friends to Viva Brasil is a must!
Bringing a slice of down under to the very heart of Manchester is the new and quirky Australasia Manchester. Located underneath the Emporio Armani store in Spinningfields, this fashionable bar and restaurant really is a true gem in the city centre. The bar has a wide variety of exclusive cocktails you really would have to fly half away around the world for otherwise. Also on the drinks list is an impressive wine menu, Australian beers and non-alcoholic cocktails. A first class service is provided by the pleasant and knowledgeable staff, running into the early hours with the restaurant transforming into a late night lounge bar where guest DJ?s create a fun and vibrat atmosphere, perfect to get your night going. Being such a unique bar in the very heart of Manchester, the bar can get very busy and it is advisable that you book a table before your visit to guarantee your name is on the very popular guest list!
The Mitre Boutique is one of the oldest city centre hotels built in 1815, which has now been transformed into a boutique hotel and pub whilst still retaining its original architectural features and brining in new interior luxury and style. Located in the heart of the city centre, at the foot of the gates of Manchester Cathedral, this newly transformed boutique pub is a perfect place for relaxing after a long day of retail therapy.
Located in the award winning Mint Hotel, the stylish and cosmopolitan Piccadilly Lounge is the ideal meeting place for business and pleasure meetings alike. Offering a funky design and relaxed environment, it is the perfect place to host your gathering. The bar offers a wide variety of cocktails, all professionally created by the cool and friendly in-house bar team. Piccadilly Lounge is ideal for wining and dining with friends in a luxurious and cosmopolitan environment.
MC Cafe Bar & Grill is a late night lounge bar located on the ground floor of the Abode Manchester Hotel. It offers a stylish and comfortable environment to relax in while serving a light bar menu and offering a fine selection of alcoholic drinks as well as non-alcoholic cocktails. The bar provides a fun and funky atmosphere; offering late night live music and XFMs very own live DJ on the last Friday of every month 6pm onwards. If you feel like you want more than a light sandwhich in the bar, visitors can always pop downstairs to the Michael Caines fine-dining restaurant for an exquisite meal, with fantastic service, in a warm and welcoming environment, which a touch of British luxury. MC Cafe Bar & Grill is a great night time destination offering comfort and luxury in a chilled out environment with great music at all times.
The Alibi is a contemporary urban city bar located in the heart of Manchester city centre. The closest transport link is St. Peters Square tram stop, close to local attractions The Palace Theatre and Manchester?s Gay Village. The Alibi serves a traditional breakfast every morning opening its doors at 8am and continues to serve a classic pub menu throughout the day. The Alibi offers one of the best sporting experiences in the city with fabulous big screens and large plasmas located throughout the bar, you will be sure not to miss any of the action. Whether you need a break from shopping throughout the day to a glass of wine in the evening, the Alibi is the place to be.
The Crown and Anchor pub is located in Manchester?s trendy Northern Quarter, just minutes away from the city centre. This once traditional pub has recently been transformed into a highly fashionable and decorative bar, perfect for a relaxing drink at the end of a long day, appealing to both the younger and older generations. The pub is very popular and can get very busy at times, especially summer. This is due to the real ales served by the warm and friendly staff, one of the only pool tables featured in a bar in the Northern Quarter and the hidden away roof terrace, perfect for a summer?s day. Although the pub has been completely renovated, it stills holds on to its traditional ways serving a selection of cask ales and providing the good old English, home cooked pub lunch. The Crown and Anchor offers a warm and welcoming environment, perfect for unwinding and relaxing with friends after a long day.
The new 101 Bar is located in the four star boutique hotel, Macdonald Townhouse Hotel, situated between the city?s main theatres on Oxford Road and Manchester?s Gay Village. It offers a contemporary and airy environment perfect for enjoying the finest drinks in town. The bar also offers light food and drink, an ideal place to spend your lunch. The bar looks out over Portland Street, offering comfortable sofas and exclusive leather booths; it allows you to lye back and watch the world go by. The bar serves a range of beers from around the world and closer to home traditional ales and lagers, as well as expertly made cocktails, served by fun and friendly staff until 1am every day. The bar offers a modern and fresh design, offering free wi-fi to all customers. If you have a few hours to spare, why not take a break in the stylish and elegant 101 Bar.
Manchester Jazz Festival
(Thu 26th Jul, 2018)
Manchester Jazz Festival is a spectacular festival which takes place over the duration of two weeks in the city centre.
Manchester Pride Parade
(Fri 17th Aug, 2018)
Manchester Pride Parade is an annual event which takes place on the streets of Manchester to celebrate the city's diversity.
Manchester Literature Festival
(Mon 08th Oct, 2018)
Annual literary festival.